Adding potted plants to my Courtyard Garden was a project I began at the beginning of last year. I had grown very tired of the whole area ... it was drab and boring! It was surrounded with garden beds full of green plants. I craved other colours... and flowers!
This is a photo showing an early attempt at adding some colour ...
Last year I added quite a few potted annuals and gradually started adding other great plants such as cordylines and coleus. I was very pleased with the whole area by the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Then came the summer ... and our 'wet' season. Things did not go well. I certainly learned a lot of valuable lessons ...
Pelargoniums don't like being wet.
Torenias don't like endless overcast days.
Nor do Aralias.
The hordes of grasshoppers that come with the rains love to eat Cordylines.
Calibrachoa hates both heat and humidity. They're not all that keen about lots of heavy rain either.
There's some sort of pest that hovers in my garden and loves to wipe out any Verbena that comes close!!!
Well ... lessons learned ... and time to start anew. So ... after a rather long period of rain and endless cloudy overcast days, I've finished potting up lots of new plants ready for another go! Now I can't wait for the blooms to appear! The following videos are my record of the potted plants out in the courtyard at the end of Autumn.